Price Reduction! Perfect starter home. This desirable home has new laminate floors installed, paint and other upgrades. The kitchen is spacious after it was expanded! The large backyard boasts a covered patio and a wooden privacy fence. It is ready for move in.
Mesquite prospered through the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a farming community, growing cotton, hay, corn, and sugar, and using the railroad to ship raw goods. The town remained predominantly agrarian until after World War II, when the suburban boom took root in Mesquite.
In 1946, the Mesquite Rodeo was founded by Charlie Columbus McNally, and was one of the only rodeos that had a permanent location. By the mid-1980s, the events were being broadcast by ESPN.
In 1959, Big Town Mall opened as the first air-conditioned shopping mall in the United States. The mall was demolished in the summer of 2006, and FedEx opened a logistics center on the property in 2017.
By 1970, the LBJ Freeway (I-635) was constructed, connecting Mesquite to its neighbors, Garland to the north and Balch Springs to the south. Also, in 1971, Town East Mall was constructed. The mall was used by director Ron Howard to film portions of the movie Cotton Candy in 1978. The mall's associated traffic and shops would continue to grow the town.
In 1986, the Mesquite Arena opened its doors as the new home for the Mesquite ProRodeo. By 1998, the facility was expanded to include a convention center, exhibition hall, and a Hampton Inn and Suites.
By the 1990 census, the city had grown to 101,484 people, up from 1,696 residents in 1950.
In 2011, Mesquite passed a law allowing beer and wine sales in the city. The measure had been considered several times for many years, but was always blocked by strong protest against the proposed sales. It was one of the few cities without beer and wine sales in eastern Dallas County before the law came into effect.
In June 2015, the Mesquite Arts Center added a Freedom Park exhibit, in memorial of September 11. The park displays a 15-foot (4.6 m) beam that was recovered from the remains of Ground Zero. The Mesquite Fire Department received the beam in 2011
Rach Potter began her career in the corporate relocation industry after graduating from Baylor University in 2001. Before her career in residential real estate with Keller Williams, she was the Vice President, Operations at a corporate housing company that ranked four years in a row on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America. Rach is a largely networked professional and a natural and genuine connector of people, this has been the foundation of her remarkable success in real estate sales. She is affectionately known around the office as “The Little General” due to her tenacious, perseverant nature and enthusiasm. Rach is a top-producing, multiple award-winning Keller Williams agent. She is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and has also received her designation as a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) from the Worldwide ERC – Workforce Mobility Association. In addition, Rach is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Rach and family reside in North Dallas where she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young sons, gardening, and entertaining.
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